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Write Lab

NOTE: As of March 2020, the Write Lab has moved online during the campus closure. 

Students seeking feedback on writing assignments must self-enroll in the Online Write Lab. Once you’re enrolled, you can submit essays to that class, and the Write Lab tutors will look over your work and give you substantial feedback. Please allow 24-48 hours for the best feedback.

Instructions for submitting your paper

The Write Lab is currently online. Information below may not be accurate.

The Write Lab, located in Sexton Hall, room 6004, on the Wenatchee campus, provides help to all students enrolled at WVC and those covered under cooperative agreements who have writing assignments. Your writing will benefit from the one-on-one help of a WriteLab tutor.

By using Write Lab services, you will learn how to polish your work and avoid common errors.  The WriteLab tutors are experienced in helping you learn to organize and develop your ideas and put your thoughts into words. The tutors can also help you to understand the rules of grammar and punctuation and how they are applied.

Bring in your spell-checked and printed paper, and be prepared to stay for as long as it takes for the tutor to discuss it with you.

Tutoring Guidelines

If you would like assistance from a Write Lab tutor regarding your work:

  • Run the grammar and spell check first
  • Please be patient and wait your turn
  • Ask specific questions.  For example:
    • Is this passive voice?
    • Is this a run-on?
    • Is this comma in the right place?

Feel free to ask any questions if you're having trouble with the computers.

Please remember that the tutors are here to help!

Wenatchee Write Lab Contact Information

Interim Write Lab Director: Janna Goodyear
Phone: (509) 682-6797


Submitting Your Paper to the Online Write Lab

The Online Write Lab is designed to give students an opportunity to get feedback from our Write Lab tutors. The way it works is that you'll submit a paper to the Drop Box. Then one of the tutors will review your paper, putting comments and feedback directly on the draft you submit. Once they do so, you'll be able to check their comments and feedback and revise your paper with those suggestions in mind.

You must self-enroll in the Online Write Lab before submitting a paper for review. Go to the above link and log in, and then you can add the Online Write Lab.

Rules for Submissions

  • Submissions must be in a Word document format because .odt documents or Rich Text documents do not allow for the tutor to insert comments.
  • You must give the tutors at least 24-48 hours before the due date of the paper to review your paper. The tutors will not be able to review papers that are too close to the due date. Please don't ask them to. (We recommend that you submit your paper at least 3 days in advance of its due date. This gives tutors adequate time to provide quality feedback, and it gives you time to incorporate that feedback into your writing before it is due.)
  • Please be polite and respectful at all times. Follow the same rules of courtesy that are required of you in your online and face-to-face classes and tutoring situations.
  • Questions about your specific paper should be added in the comment box of your submission for the reviewing tutor. This will allow tutors to better understand how to focus their review and feedback. Questions about the eWriting Lab in general should be relayed to Janna Goodyear via email at jgoodyear@wvc.edu or via phone/voicemail at (509) 682-6797.

Instructions for Submitting Papers

  1. Click on the "Dropbox for Papers to Review," located on the Home Page in the eWriting Lab module.
  2. Click on "Submit Assignment."
  3. Use the Browse button to locate your file. Click on the file and upload it.
  4. Check the box that says "This assignment submission is my own, original work.'
  5. Click "Submit Assignment."
  6. Once you submit, you should receive a submission receipt in the upper right-hand corner of the page. (It'll have a great big green check mark.)

 

NOTE: As of March 2020, the Write Lab has moved online during the campus closure. 

Students seeking feedback on writing assignments must self-enroll in the Online Write Lab. Once you’re enrolled, you can submit essays to that class, and the Write Lab tutors will look over your work and give you substantial feedback. Please allow 24-48 hours for the best feedback.

Instructions for submitting your paper

By using Write Lab services, you will learn how to polish your work and avoid common errors.  The WriteLab tutors are experienced in helping you learn to organize and develop your ideas and put your thoughts into words. The tutors can also help you to understand the rules of grammar and punctuation and how they are applied.

Tutoring Guidelines

If you would like assistance from a Write Lab tutor regarding your work:

  • Run the grammar and spell check first
  • Please be patient and wait your turn
  • Ask specific questions.  For example:
    • Is this passive voice?
    • Is this a run-on?
    • Is this comma in the right place?

Feel free to ask any questions if you're having trouble with the computers.

Please remember that the tutors are here to help!

Omak Campus Contacts
Peter Donahue  
Omak Campus English Faculty  
(509) 422-7840